HICCS 56: Call for Minitrack Papers

International Perspectives for Cybersecurity : Minitrack Call for Papers


Once again, our global constellation partners have come together to organise the 'International Perspectives for Cybersecurity Minitrack' at the Hawai International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS). Call for paper submissions will go live from 15th April until 15th June. Please follow these instructions to prepare your submission.



The international collaboration in cybersecurity shifts more and more from information exchange, training and sharing of threat intelligence to also include the implementation of international cybersecurity functions and operations. However, this internationalization raises fundamental questions around culture, nations’ sovereignty, politics, society, jurisdiction and other non-technical areas. Further, cybersecurity has the potential to cause serious conflicts on an international level.

The ongoing and accelerating industrial adoption of the IoT also affects cybersecurity capacity and changes the requirements of international cybersecurity functions. Countries are adopting these technologies with different existing cybersecurity and technological maturity levels, which has the potential to increase the digital divide. It creates additional challenges to cybersecurity internationally, if some countries adopt these safety-critical technologies without necessary security maturity. Another critical international aspect is supply chain security. Relevant factors include risks to supply chains from cybersecurity attacks and increased attack vectors through deliberately introduced vulnerabilities and back-doors into systems.

This minitrack explores research into very topical and pressing issues of international aspects of cybersecurity across all relevant dimensions, including law, education, standards, defense, culture and society, technical functions, supply chain security, policies and international agreements. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges for international cybersecurity agreements
  • Technical cybersecurity functions on international and regional level
  • Culture and society of cybersecurity
  • International computer emergency response
  • Contextualisation of cybersecurity solutions
  • Cultural adaption of cybersecurity education
  • National and international cybersecurity capacity maturity
  • Role of international agreements and political forums
  • Critical issues around regional digital development
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity consequences of digital transformation
  • Cyber stability and responsible state behavior in cyberspace
  • Challenges arising from the adoption of emerging technologies
  • International trends in aspects of cybersecurity capacity
  • Equitable access to cybersecurity technologies and services
Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Carsten Rudolph (Primary Contact)

Oceania Cybersecurity Center
Monash University


Wallace Chigona
Cybersecurity Capacity Center for Southern Africa (C3SA)

University of Cape Town



Louise Axon
Global Cybersecurity Capacity Center (GCSCC)

University of Oxford


Enrico Calandro

Research ICT Africa